MP for Richmond and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has visited a leading manufacturer and supplier of pigging products at its Brompton-on-Swale base.
The visit to iNPIPE PRODUCTS comes almost ten years since the politician’s last visited the business before becoming an MP.
Bosses say the company is one of the biggest employers in the constituency with almost 12 per cent of the workforce now being made up by their apprenticeship programme.
As part of the visit, the Prime Minister met the six apprentices based at Brompton-on-Swale, spoke to all members of staff and received a tour of the company’s six-acre site, including the foam shop, where the Prime Minister viewed some of the latest foam pig technology manufactured by the business and used for pipeline cleaning, de-watering and swabbing.
Speaking about the visit, Simon Bell, MD at iNPIPE PRODUCTS said: “We are very proud to have been visited by the Prime Minister and were hugely privileged to welcome him to our premises.
“Everyone at iNPIPE PRODUCTS is extremely proud of the business and the success that we have all worked so hard to achieve during what will be our 40th year of trading next year. Our consistently strong performance is coupled with a strong internal culture with many of our team having been with us for 25 years or more.
“Our success – recognised by the Prime Minister choosing iNPIPE as the company to reinforce government support for British industries exporting our products & services worldwide – is reflected in the continued commitment and loyalty of our team, all of whom have played an enormous part in making iNPIPE the successful business that it is today.”
Mr Sunak said: “I welcomed the opportunity to return to iNPIPE – a world-class manufacturing and design business in my constituency.
“It’s commitment to innovation and quality of manufacture has led to worldwide success anchored in the workforce here in North Yorkshire.
“I was particularly pleased to see the company’s commitment to growing its own team through its longstanding commitment to an apprenticeship programme which already has seen young people develop into senior roles in the company.”
iNPIPE PRODUCTS designs, manufactures, supplies and hires pipeline pigging, maintenance and testing products across the oil and gas, petrochem, powergen, mining, nuclear, water and food processing industries.
Formed in 1984, the business will be celebrating 40 years of trading next year, employs 68 members of staff – including eight apprentices – across its Brompton-on-Swale and Aberdeen sites and works with many of the world’s largest brands across Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America and Asia.